Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (152)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

152. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number in employment in IDA Ireland supported companies in the mid-east and Dublin regions, respectively, in each of the years 2011 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1986/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

IDA Ireland's results for 2018 underline how strongly Ireland continues to perform when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The Agency has seen its sixth consecutive year of growth with a record 229,057 people employed in FDI companies and 14,040 net new jobs added in 2018.

Dublin is now home to 763 overseas companies employing 96,760 people. There were 6,231 net new jobs added in Dublin in 2018, which is an increase of almost 7% over 2017. The Mid-East region also continues to perform well with employment in IDA client companies increasing by over 4% in Counties Kildare and Meath and 17% in County Wicklow from 2017 to 2018. The region remains attractive, in particular, as a location for second sites for IDA clients based in the Dublin area who are looking to expand their operations outside the capital.

The following table provides a breakdown of the number of employees in IDA Ireland-supported companies across the Mid-East and Dublin from 2011 to 2018.

County

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Dublin

59,114

63,181

67,923

71,362

76,090

83,381

90,529

96,760

Kildare

9,422

9,515

9,433

9,600

10,123

9,740

8,452

8,838

Meath

1,641

1,581

1,660

1,656

1,658

1,661

1,565

1,632

Wicklow

2,298

2,322

2,351

2,327

2,203

2,234

2,230

2,618

Total

72,475

76,599

81,367

84,945

90,074

97,016

102,776

109,848